C++ has long been a mainstay of the computing industry, gaining significant adoption since it came on the scene in the early 1980s. Yet even with its rich history, it continues to evolve in meaningful ways, now on a faster cadence than we’ve seen in the past.
Today is another exciting day at the Build 2013 conference in San Francisco. While I normally refrain from blogging multiple times in the same week, I’m breaking with my pattern in order to share several exciting announcements and highlights from this morning’s keynote address.
I fundamentally believe that there has never been a better time to be a software developer. In our emerging world where every company is a software company, developers have the awesome role and responsibility of driving forward all kinds of innovation across many different industries.
Since launching Visual Studio 2012, we’ve been thrilled with the customer adoption and partner momentum we’ve seen. Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times, the fastest adoption of any Visual Studio release in the past. We’ve also delivered new value into Visual Studio 2012 through two VS Updates,